We have some great new products in at Ave Maria
Little northern bakehouse gluten free breads which are excellent tasting.
Kevita a sparkling Kefir drink for those who want friendly bacteria and great taste.
Less Salt? we have a new cheddar cheese from L'ancetre, with 50% less salt than regular cheddar and plus its organic
Gluten Free ? We have a new line of gluten free licorice that tastes like real licorice
If you are into baking with coconut milk we now have a condensed coconut milk that is awesome for baking.
Come on in and check them out!!
Brain problems can be frustrating and scary. Forgetting names and keys can be a sign of getting old, adrenal fatigue or something more. There are a number of things that you can do to improve your health according to Dr Kate Rheume -Bleue . Dr Kate was on the Health First show talking about the benefits of lifestyle for brain health. According to the research there are a number of things you can do to improve Brain Health these include
1. Cognitive challenges - In other words use your brain frequently and challenge yourself to try new things. Your brain will respond by increasing the way it functions.
2. Walking - research has shown that exercise including walking helps generate new brain cells.
3. DHA low levels of fat have been linked to poor brain function including Alzheimer and Parkinsons. supplementing with Omega 3's, helps memory and moods.
Choline - This supplement helps the liver, cardiovascular system and also the brain. Research has shown that this really works well for people trying to recover from Brain injury. Found in liver, fish eggs and peanuts, choline is often not consumed in doses high enough to help. Supplementation can make a big difference for some people.
Dr Paris Kidd was on the Health First Radio show talking about the latest research in reducing Pain. According to the research by Dr Kidd many inflammation related diseases from Alzheimer's to Hepatitis, Arthritis, Cancer and others are related to long term sustained inflammation. Dr Kidd suggested that one of tests that people should consider is a C-Reactive Protein test which enables physicians to determine whether people have chronic inflammation indicators in the blood stream.
Dr Kidd said that people can reduce pain and inflammation by changing their diet to include more foods from the Mediterranean Diet. In addition the Cur-cumin Supreme from health first has been shown to be a powerful anti inflammatory agent and in studies has been able to reduce knee pain, shoulder pain, carpal tunnel, muscle pain, improve prostate function and is 50% better than drugs like Tylenol without the side effects.
It seems that while many people are in a festive mood this time of year, there is another whole subsection of the population that looks at Christmas and the holidays with fear! or at least stress!
Not only do people worry about what to buy or not buy, they worry about how they are going to pay for it! We worry about our family and how they are going to react at Christmas when they open or gifts or even when they see us. We worry about if people will get along, whether they will drink, or argue or fight too much! All of this causes stress, which makes holidays unhappy.
If you are one of those people that worry about holidays you are not alone and there are things to do about it. At Ave Maria and Mother Maria's Market we have herbal products to help you deal with stress better. Whether its the B Vitamins, Ashwaganda, GABA, or just a book on meditation, come in and talk to one of our herbalists and find out what people are doing to feel calm this Christmas... and if you are thinking of a unique gift we have lots of those too!